The most unusual expedition to Transsiberian railway was organised by British anthropologist Maurice Fitzmaurice in the 1920s: a daring scientific campaign, which had a disastrous end and mysterious consequences. Keen to capture the unique soundscape of the newly built gargantuan railroad from Leningrad to Vladivostok, Fitzmaurice assembled state-of-art recording equipment and selected a group of blind researchers. Through the eyes and ears of Buddhist monks, Soviet commissars, and SS officers the story follows the members of the expedition between 1926 and 1952 from England to Soviet Russia to Tibet, as their lives are torn and twisted in the political grindstones of the restless inter- and postwar period.